William Shakespeare -born - Straford upon Avon 26 April 1564 - died – Straford upon Avon 23 April 1616
Surviving works: - 38 plays - 154 sonnets - 2 long narrative poems - several other poems
At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway Children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith
1585 - 1592 - successful career in London - actor - writer - part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men.
Shakespeare‘s works - Tragedies: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, King Lear - Comedies: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Tempest, As You Like It - Histories: King John, Richard III, Henry V, Henry VII